Job interviews are important and crucial moment everyone looks forward to. And so if you are lucky enough to be shortlisted for an interview, there are certain things you would want to do in advance to prepare for it. The following are helpful tips on how to prepare for a job interview.
Remember you would never get a second chance to make a first impression when you have blown your first chance, so you’ll want to do your best on preparing for your interviews in advance that way you would master it and overcome the fear and trembling inside of you.
Pick Out What You Are Going To Wear On Your Job Interview
It is good to note that what you wear on your job is absolutely a crucial part of how to prepare for a job interview. After you choose your outfit, make sure it is clean and pressed and you have the appropriate accessories and shoes to go with.
It doesn’t hurt to try the outfit and go ahead of time. Just to make sure everything fits and you look great. Now taking care of this, you can now concentrate on the rest of the steps
Practice Greeting Your Interviewers.
You should always greet you interviewer with a friendly smile or a firm hand shake. If you do this right you will set off the right energy and the chances of the interviewer going well with you will increase. This is a small and simple step that you should always do to prepare for your interviewer.
Study Your Resume Or CV And Know Everything On It
Any work experience you have listed on your resume are fair game to talk about during the interview. Your resume is all the interviewer has to go by in order to get to know you. They may pick things out of it and ask you to elaborate more.
Even though you may have previous job listed that was many years ago, the interviewer may ask you to explain what you did at that job and you are responsible for providing a well convincing answer. This is the first step you might not want to skip.
Practice Your Answer To The Most Common Interview Questions !
If you don’t know what this question are, do your research and find out what these question are and the possible question that might be asked on that day. You should always be able to answer “TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF” and “Why do you think you are great for this job” Your employer doesn’t know, so it is up to you to sell it out.
Don’t completely memorize your answer so they come out rehearsed but have a clear idea of what you are going to say when you are asked. you would love your answer to come out intelligently and naturally. Be open to other questions as well and really know what you can offer to the company, thats why its good to research on the company beforehand.
Research The Company And The Job Position You Are Applying For !
Write down any question you have about the comapny so you can ask during the interview. If there are any requirement of the job that you are unsure of, you should definitely ask during the interview. It always look nice when you go into an interview with intelligent questions.
It shows you put effort in preparing for the interview. However, don’t just ask question because you want to ask questions, let the questions be tailored to the discussion as of that moment. The interviewer will see right through that. Your question should be genuine and relevant.
Get to the premises earlier
Allow enough time to get there and anticipate traffic. It’s OK to be there 10 minutes early of more than that. Otherwise the interviewer may not be ready for you. And remember to have the phone number of the interviewer just in case you get lost on your way you can call him/her to direct you to the place properly
“Note: if you fail to plan, you have planned to fail”